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Issue 22

07 Jun 2023

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(1) Dóchas Annual Conference 2023 – Watch it back

Watch back the recordings of our two sessions at our conference: Building an Impact Network and Equitable Partnerships: What does it mean to be a good partner? 

Meetings, Seminars, Conferences & Workshops

(1) Webinar on Development Education and Democracy: Centre for Global Education and DICE – 13 June

The Centre for Global Education and Development and Inter-cultural Education (DICE) Project invite participation in a webinar titled ‘Development Education and Democracy’.  The webinar will debate the content of Issue 36 of the journal, Policy and Practice: Development Education Review, and the three speakers will be Audrey Bryan (Dublin City University), Marta da Costa (Manchester University College) and Brighid Golden (Mary Immaculate College). Tuesday, 13 June 2023 at 12.00pm online. Find out more and register here.  

(2) IDEA Lab: The Innovator’s Studio - 22 June 

The second session in the Irish Development Education Association's (IDEA) Innovation Series 2023, is our Lab “The Innovator’s Studio”, taking place 22 June, Richmond Barracks, Dublin 8, 10.00am – 5.00pm. This is a laboratory type space where wild ideas can come to life. It will provide a safe space, where you can share experiences, explore, and gain support. It is also a great opportunity to do some hands-on experimenting. While our Innovator’s Toolkit Workshop, 16 May (passed), and our Annual Conference 2023, 21 June, compliment this, it can be attended as a stand-alone event. Places are limited so sign up now! Find out more.

Situations Vacant - Paid Posts

(1) Concern Worldwide - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally 

Concern Worldwide is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in Ireland and internationally. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(2) GOAL - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally

GOAL is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Full details are available here. Details for current invitations to tender for consultancies can be found here. Various closing dates apply.

(3) Trócaire - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally

Trócaire is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(4) Oxfam Ireland – Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally.

Oxfam Ireland is currently advertising vacancies for various roles. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply. 

(5) Plan International Ireland: Multiple Roles

Support Care Administrator

Plan International Ireland is looking for a dynamic individual to engage with, and provide exceptional supporter care to, our sponsors and public supporters.

Reporting to the Individual Giving Manager, you will assist the Supporter Retention Officer in nurturing the relationship between Plan International Ireland and our highly valued new and existing supporters.

Duties will include the management of incoming communications from supporters, processing and recording of donations and updating supporter information, including marketing consents in line with GDPR. You will nurture supporter relationships through the efficient implementation of supporter journey communications, across a variety of channels including telephone, email, post and in a face-to-face capacity. Find out more. Closing date: 9 June

Individual Giving Manager (Maternity cover) 

Plan International are seeking an Individual Giving Manager to play a crucial role in our Fundraising and Communications Team.

This role is ideal for a highly motivated person, with at least three years’ experience of managing or implementing individual giving fundraising programmes across multiple channels. You should have a strong working knowledge of donor retention and acquisition strategies. We are looking for someone who wants to take the next step forward in their fundraising career and join a dynamic global child rights organisation. Find out more. Closing date: Extended to 11 June

Head of Programmes

Plan International Ireland is looking for a Head of Programmes to join its Senior Management Team and lead the Programme Department.  As a Senior Manager you will share collective responsibility to manage the Plan International Ireland organisation.

You will be the direct line Manager of six Team Leaders, who collectively are responsible for securing, managing and delivering our institutional grant programme portfolio in Country Offices. You will be a strong advocate for child rights, gender transformation, education and humanitarian response participating in relevant Global and Irish networks and with the media. Find out more. Closing date: 18 June

Management Accountant 

We are seeking a highly skilled and dedicated Management Accountant to join our team. As the Management Accountant, you will play a crucial role in supporting the financial management and decision-making processes of our organisation. You will be responsible for overseeing financial operations, providing accurate financial analysis, and ensuring compliance with Charity SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice) and best practice within the Irish not-for-profit sector. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), you will lead a team comprising a Grant Finance Officer and a Finance and Operations Administrator. Find out more. Closing date: 30 June

(6) Knowledge Management Officer: World Vision Ireland (Fixed Term Maternity cover contract – 6 months)

The Knowledge Management Officer (KMO) will provide technical support for monitoring and evaluation and research and learning across the Organisation, with a particular focus on institutional grants. Working within the programmes team, liaising with the communications team, the KMO will be supporting the production of donor reporting requirements and programme monitoring requirements, knowledge products for reporting, communications, or advocacy purposes. The KMO will be responsible for the supporting M&E, the development and maintenance of an organisational knowledge management system.

This is a Hybrid role with a salary of €36,000 pro rata. Find out more. Closing date: 9 June

(7) Consultant Educator: GCE Resource Design: Sightsavers Ireland 

Sightsavers Ireland is seeking Expressions of Interest from a Consultant Educator to coordinate and deliver the full development and design process of resources and teaching materials for our Global Citizenship Education Programme.

Anticipated duration: 8 weeks

Final deliverables deadline: September 2023

Find out more.

(8) Research Consultant: Action Aid

ActionAid Ireland is currently seeking a consultant to support us to develop a policy paper and campaign scoping on divestment, climate justice and women’s rights. Find out more. Closing date: 14 June

Situations Vacant - Internships and Volunteer Posts 

(1) IGHN Grant Management and Communications Intern (3 days/week)

The Irish Global Health Network (IGHN) is seeking internship applications from graduates looking for a start in the area of global health or the international development sector to support the ESTHER Ireland programme. ESTHER Ireland works to foster international partnerships between Irish health institutions and organisations, and their counterparts overseas, to strengthen health systems and improve health outcomes. We are a small but agile internationally focused organisation. You will get the opportunity to gain excellent hands-on experience in the field of global health: organising events and conferences; contributing to web, social media and print editorial; coordinating grant applications; generating evaluation reports, inputting to M&E frameworks and a host of other duties. Find out more. Closing date: 9 June

(2) Unite for Pride with Amnesty Ireland – PROTECT THE RIGHT TO PROTEST IN TÜRKİYE

Turkish LGBTI activists and supporters are one of the most targeted groups in the country. Since 2015, the Turkish government has executed an extensive campaign to break up LGBT rights public events, including Pride marches.

Amnesty International Ireland are showing our support to the LGBTI movement in Türkiye by organising a photo-action in front of the Turkish embassy and by attending Ireland's national Pride Parade with solidarity messages for the LGBTI movement in Türkiye, and you're invited! We are looking for dedicated volunteers to join us at the Pride Parade to support us, and/or you can show your solidarity with Turkish activists during the photo-action outside the Turkish embassy. Of, you can simply just attend Pride and march with us on the day to show your support! Register here. Closing date: 20 June

(3) Marketing and Communications Officer & Programmes Officer ESC volunteers: VSI

VSI is welcoming applications for the following roles through the ESC programme:

We are seeking two volunteers (aged 18 to 30 and resident in Ireland) to join our team from August 2023 for a period of 12 months. Find out more and apply here. Closing date: 3 July

Courses and Training 

(1) Creativity and Change: Deep Dives Workshop 

We at Creativity & Change have a workshop offer coming up in June. This year we are aiming to sprinkle some creativity on the world's problems, delving into topics like tax, trade, debt and global systems and developing resources to effectively tackle these issues in our own classes or youth and community groups.


When: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June, 10am - 4pm each day

CCAD Crawford, 46 Grand Parade

Find out more.

(2) Amplifying Voices – Training Course: Development Perspectives

Development Perspectives is currently recruiting participants to take part in our free online storytelling and podcasting training course, known as 'Amplifying Voices'. This training course will provide 12 participants with the opportunity to engage in activities aimed at social integration, such as storytelling and podcasting, that could lead to long-term positive impacts on migrant well-being and integration. As part of this project, we will also develop five short podcasts where our participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and stories.
We are inviting participants with the following background:

Find out more.

(3) STAND Ideas Collective summer bootcamp for changemakers: Suas

We’ve now opened applications for the Ideas Collective, STAND’s summer boot camp for changemakers. We take students and recent graduates on a three-month journey of training, experiential learning and coaching to help you develop the mindsets, confidence and practical tools to develop action-focused projects for positive change.

Who can take part? 

The Ideas Collective is aimed at current students & recent graduates. We welcome individual applicants or group applications of up to 4 people per team.

What’s the cost?

EARLY BIRD - Students* €55 / Recent Grads** €65 / Non-students €235

REGULAR COST - Students* €70 / Recent Grads** €80 / Non-students €250

Register here.

(4) Hostile Environment Course: Eurocheck Security: 4 – 6 September

Our three-day hostile environment courses are suitable for individuals who are currently working in or are going to work in medium to high-risk areas. They will help to ensure that you keep yourself and those you are working with safer. In addition to the normal subjects covered in the security awareness courses, this course includes modules on kidnap, landmines, trauma, sexual assault and extensive exercises and role plays. Our main courses are conducted in Kildare but we can also run short bespoke courses at your own location. Suitable for NGOs, Charities, journalists, students, human rights workers and volunteers. Reduced rates for regular clients and for organisations sending four or more students. Find out more.


(1) Universal Food Security - How to End Hunger While Protecting the Planet – 7 June

Book Launch and Drinks Reception with Prof Glenn Denning, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

When:  5pm - 8pm, Wednesday 7th June

Where: Jonathon Swift Theatre, Trinity College Dublin 

Free to Attend. Please note this is an in-person event. Registration is essential. Find out more.

(2) First Wednesdays Summer Series 2023 - FROM LEGAL OBLIGATIONS TO ILLEGAL PRACTICES: Challenging Pushbacks & the Erosion of the Rule of Law on the European Borders: Comhlámh - 7 June

Join Comhlámh and Oxfam Ireland for the First Wednesdays Summer Series 2023, which will focus on the critical issue of EU pushbacks and the breakdown of the rule of law at the European borders. It aims to shed light on the human rights violations, law breaking, and ethical concerns associated with the EU’s pushback policies and unlawful actions towards people seeking protection. Explore the series.

The first event of the series Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Shedding Light on the Reality of EU Pushbacks will take place on Wednesday, 7 June, 6:30 PM. Find out more and register here

(3) The Leadership Academy Breakfast Club (Online): The Wheel - 8 June

Join The Wheel online on Thursday, 8 June from 9.30 – 11am for their next Leadership Breakfast Club, the last before the summer break. This month’s topic explores Leadership and Mental Health.

An estimated 42% of Irish adults experience a mental health disorder at any time according to 2022 research. So, for every ten leaders, four of them statistically will be experiencing a mental health issue.

We are all familiar with de-stigmatizing mental health, but what is the next step? How can we go further and ensure that people with mental health challenges don’t just survive, but thrive! From a leadership perspective, we will discuss how we can support people with mental health issues to thrive. Find out more.

(4) IDEA's Annual Conference 2023 - 21 June

The Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) is inviting you to their Annual Conference 2023 Transforming Global Citizenship Education: innovating for a better world. This will take place on Wednesday 21 June in the Morrison Hotel, Dublin 1, with speakers including Minister Seán Fleming and Leonardo Garnier, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General for the Transforming Education Summit. They will also be celebrating the innovative work of Global Citizenship Education practitioners and will have some activities to inspire your inner innovator!  Find out more.

Other Information 

(1) Post Doc Research Opportunity: Plan International

Plan International Ireland is seeking to partner with a suitably qualified researcher to conduct a two-year postdoctoral research project (Sep 2024 – Sep 2026), focused on a core aspect of our new multi-year and multi-country education programme in West Africa. This is envisioned as a funded postdoctoral project, under the Irish Research Council’s postdoctoral Enterprise Partnership Scheme. Expressions of interest to be submitted by 5pm on Friday June 23rd, 2023. Find out more.  


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